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Following deadly Ukrainian attack, Russia puts blame on its own soldiers
The aftermath of an attack by Ukraine in the Donetsk region.
Playing the Blame Game

Following deadly Ukrainian attack, Russia puts blame on its own soldiers

Ukraine downs New Year's wave of Russian drones and launches deadly attack
Destroyed house in Kyiv
New year, same conflict

Ukraine downs New Year's wave of Russian drones and launches deadly attack

Putin and Xi reaffirm Russia-China relations amid unrest
Xi and Putin virtual meeting
friends among foes

Putin and Xi reaffirm Russia-China relations amid unrest

Russia to ban sale of oil to countries that impose price cap
An oil refinery in Grandpuits-Bailly-Carrois, France
war games

Russia to ban sale of oil to countries that impose price cap

Why Russia is relying on Wagner Group mercenaries in Ukraine
Vladimir Putin.
Briefing

Why Russia is relying on Wagner Group mercenaries in Ukraine

Putin, Lukashenko meet as Ukraine fears Moscow could launch offensive from Belarus
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.
all eyes on putin

Putin, Lukashenko meet as Ukraine fears Moscow could launch offensive from Belarus

Putin opens the door for additional prisoner swaps after Griner exchange
Russian President Vladimir Putin and WNBA star Brittney Griner.
More Coming Home?

Putin opens the door for additional prisoner swaps after Griner exchange

Russia has "destroyed" Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, Zelensky says
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Tragedy in Ukraine

Russia has "destroyed" Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, Zelensky says

The Griner prisoner swap: Did Biden make a bad deal?
Putin, Biden, Griner, and Whelan.
Theara Coleman

The Griner prisoner swap: Did Biden make a bad deal?

Who is Paul Whelan?
Paul Whelan.
Briefing

Who is Paul Whelan?

Why Russia would only trade Griner for 'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout
Viktor Bout, Brittney Griner
One or None

Why Russia would only trade Griner for 'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout

How the White House negotiated for Brittney Griner's release
Cherelle Griner speaking at the White House
She's coming home

How the White House negotiated for Brittney Griner's release

Russia blames Ukraine for 3rd drone strike on airbase in 2 days
A bomber lands at Engels air base in Russia in 2008.
Number Three

Russia blames Ukraine for 3rd drone strike on airbase in 2 days

Kremlin says Ukrainian drones targeted two Russian air bases
Ukrainians seek shelter in a Kyiv subway station.
escalations

Kremlin says Ukrainian drones targeted two Russian air bases

India criticizes EU, says it will keep buying Russian oil
An oil pump seen in Almetyevsk, Russia.
Petroleum Problems

India criticizes EU, says it will keep buying Russian oil

White House says there are currently no plans for Biden to talk to Putin
President Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2021.
At An Impasse

White House says there are currently no plans for Biden to talk to Putin

10 things you need to know today: December 3, 2022
People hold signs amidst continuing protests in China regarding COVID policies.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: December 3, 2022

EU sets Russian oil cap at $60 a barrel
G7 Logo
drain the profits

EU sets Russian oil cap at $60 a barrel

Paul Whelan reportedly moved to prison hospital
Paul Whelan.
that's concerning

Paul Whelan reportedly moved to prison hospital

Russia asks India to send supplies as sanctions derail Moscow's economy
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Asking for Help

Russia asks India to send supplies as sanctions derail Moscow's economy

Sanctions apparently hurting Russia's economy, Ukraine war effort
Vladimir Putin
New Pain no gain

Sanctions apparently hurting Russia's economy, Ukraine war effort

38 things Donald Trump has said about Russia
Donald Trump.
Briefing

38 things Donald Trump has said about Russia

Ukraine and Moldova experience power outages from Russian attacks
Kyiv independence square in the dark
winter is coming

Ukraine and Moldova experience power outages from Russian attacks

What awaits Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner.
Briefing

What awaits Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner begins sentence in Russian penal colony
Brittney Griner.
#freebrittney

Brittney Griner begins sentence in Russian penal colony

Ukraine grain deal gets extended amid continuing Russian attacks
cargo ships on Black Sea
grainy diplomacy

Ukraine grain deal gets extended amid continuing Russian attacks

Officials: 'Russian-made missiles' land in Poland, leaving at least 2 people dead
An unexploded missile seen on the ground in Ukraine.
Unprovoked Attack?

Officials: 'Russian-made missiles' land in Poland, leaving at least 2 people dead

Putin is skipping G20
Vladimir Putin
war and peace

Putin is skipping G20

What's next for Brittney Griner?
Brittney Griner
#FreeBrittney

What's next for Brittney Griner?

Russia reportedly orders troops to withdraw from critical Ukrainian city
Kherson is Ukraine sign, photo
retreat?

Russia reportedly orders troops to withdraw from critical Ukrainian city

Russia's 'catastrophic' missing men problem
Fleeing Russia.
Briefing

Russia's 'catastrophic' missing men problem

Russia rejoins Ukrainian grain deal
Cargo ship on Black Sea
Let us break bread

Russia rejoins Ukrainian grain deal

U.S. accuses North Korea of sending artillery shells to Russia
North Korean missiles are seen during a military parade in 2018.
A Dangerous Alliance

U.S. accuses North Korea of sending artillery shells to Russia

Putin seemingly uses speech to appeal to conservatives abroad
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
paging kevin mccarthy

Putin seemingly uses speech to appeal to conservatives abroad

Mercedes-Benz becomes latest company to exit Russia
The Mercedes-Benz emblem seen in front of St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.
Putting Their Exit Into Gear

Mercedes-Benz becomes latest company to exit Russia